Avalon Router Offshore

Avalon News – September 2017

Android and iOS (Apple)

  • The pack of maps derived from UKHO “Irish Sea” is now available. This pack includes 172 maps and covers the Irish Sea, South West of Scotland and North of Ireland..
  • Iridium Go!: A short guide to connect Avalon to your Iridium Go! is available here. Moreover, the certification process of Avalon under Iridium Go! has been initiated with the Iridium company.

Avalon Offshore for Android: Version 3.3 is released

  • New navigation screen displaying most important NMEA information; True wind on sea,  apparent wind on the boat, speed thru water, performance indicator (ratio between actual speed and theoretical speed from polars. A glossary will be available shortly in the quick start guide.

  • Additional information in the specific NMEA instruments display page: Current speed and direction (Drift and Set as well as wind value on ground (Ground Wind Speed and Ground Wind Direction. This wind can be very different from the wind on the sea in areas with strond tidal currents..
  • Capability to load private polars at sail set level, for multi sails polars that should stay confidential (e.g. offshore racers).
  • Number of navigation waypoints increased to 20.
  • Added an “export” icon to the route calculation screen to automatically create a navigation route from the calculated route.

Avalon Offshore for Apple iOS: version 3.2 is released

  • Fixed a route recording problem (Navigation and Board Book)
  • Support (in test) of the new open communication protocol Signal K (see here). Signal K is an open communication protocol, friendly to wifi tablets and phones, compatible with NMEA 0183, NMEA 2000, SeaTalk, etc … This new capability enable Avalon to connect under Signal K or NMEA 0183 to iKommunicate from Digital Yacht.. We are currently looking for a couple of testers.

Recommendation for use: creating a return route.

This facility works on both Android and Apple.

  • From the routing menu, tap on “route management” (folder icon), then new roundtrip route.

  • Long tap on the map to position the starting point that is also the arrival point.
  • Long tap on the map to position the stopover or the waypoint.
  • Enter the duration of the stop over, or “0” for a simple waypoint.


  • If necessary, short tap on the blue line to create another stopover/waypoinr. Create as many as needed.
  • To move a stopover/waypoint, long tap on the number. The number moves up slightly, then slide it to its desired position.
  • To finish, compute route (“isochrones” icon)

  • After having analyze the forecasted weather, tap on the “expor”t icon to create your navigation route.

Good sailing

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